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's time to decide. dan simon looks at the pro and see cons and what it means for merchants. >> reporter: on line versus brick and mortar. the value for your dollars, perhaps, has never been so intense. for years amazon had advantages in key states like california. low sales tax. local book stores already on pressure for the rabid rise of ebooks feel particularly squeezed. michael tucker owns a chain of book stores in san francisco. >> if you can save 10%, why wouldn't you? >> reporter: but amazon's tax advantage recently disappeared in california, adding 7 to nearly 10% to the cost of each order. it also began taxing this year in other states like pennsylvania and texas. on-line retailers collect tax only for states where they have a physical presence. now here in california, amazon is building two giant warehouses, including this one near los angeles. it's a million square feet, and for the old-fashioned retailers, it's another reason to worry. why? because amazon's goal is to get items to customers faster and to be able to offer same-day delivery. that's right. you can avoid stores if
nomination. i'm joined now by dan lothian at the white house for us. and dan, what do we hear from mccain and graham this weekend? it seems maybe they provided a little bit of wiggle room now. >> it certainly does appear that way. what we're seeing is a change in tone. there had been sort of this harsh rhetoric they wanted to block this nomination, said they would block this nomination. and now there seems to be this tone where they want to give susan rice a chance to explain herself, that they're willing to sit down and talk over these issues with her. at a listen to what senator mccain had to say about this over the weekend. >> i think she deserves the ability and the opportunity to explain herself and her position, just as she said. but she is not the problem. the problem is the president of the united states. >> now, again, we should point out that she has not been nominated for this post, but there's a lot of speculation that she is the top choice from this white house to replace secretary clinton when she departs. also another name, john kerry on that list. but again, nothing de
on the president or miss rice? >> the president is ultimately responsible. >> cnn's dan lothian first reported this morning's meeting with rice and mccain. he joins us now from the white house. dan, rice has not been nominated, not yet. how important are these meetings today? >> it's very important. republicans have been very concerned about the narrative that she put out there shortly after those benghazi attacks. they have a lot of questions and don't feel that this white house and this administration has been very transparent in the process. they have been very critical of her. as you heard the senator pount out there, it was ambassador rice who asked for these meetings. she will be accompanied by acting cia director mike morel. what's interesting is that we've seen some of the harshest criticism has been sort of toned down as we heard there from senator john mccain. from threatening to block her nomination as possible secretary of state to a willingness to hear her out, senator john mccain seems to be dialing back his public opposition to ambassador susan rice. >> i think she deserves the
shows seems to me and to many to be misplaced. >> cnn's dan lothian is at the white house. so, dan, is it even worth -- is it even worth the president nominating susan rice? because there just doesn't seem to be any meeting of the minds about her on the republican side. >> reporter: you're right. i guess it's always possible that the woit house could give up the fight on her but also possible is that if the president believes she is the right person for that position, then i don't think this is something that will move him off of susan rice. but nonetheless, the white house is pushing very hard in defending her, as you pointed out. we should point out again that this is all a hypothetical discussion because the president has not nominated her. nonetheless the white house defend i defending her, saying that she was only acting on information that came from the intelligence community and really that everyone is focused on the wrong thing. what the focus should be on is on what happened in benghazi, who is responsible for it and this those people be brought to justice, carol. >> susan
. our dan lothian is watching the comings and goings at the white house. and at some point, dan, congress is going to have to either come together on this and work with the president on this, and yet we're seeing all these various different meetings all around the communities and the country. it looks like there's a particular strategy that's playing out when it comes to the president right now. >> reporter: that's right. a lot of negotiations have taken place in the staff -- on the staff level. the president himself did speak with speaker john boehner on the phone over the weekend. there was that meeting with the lawmakers, the leadership just before the president went overseas on his southeast asia trip. but so far, no additional meetings that we know of on the schedule for the president to sit down with congressional leadership to try to hammer this out. i can tell you that i spoke with an administration official who told me that treasury secretary timothy geithner will be playing a leading role in these live in negotiation negotiations -- fiscal cliff negotiations. gene spel
bring the parties one step closer. >> want to bring in our white house correspondent dan lothian. hi, dan. good to see you. >> how are you? >> over the weekend it was like watching an alternate universe. you have republicans jumping ship and reversing themselves on a pledge thafts very strong. i mean, grover norquist saying there's no tax pledge. here's a little bit about what we got. a taste of this weekend. listen. >> times have changed significantly, and i care more about this country than i do about a 20-year-old pledge. i think we owe the debt, and we to figure out a way to pay it. >> i agree entirely with saxby chambliss. a pledge you signed 18 years ago is for that congress. if i were in congress in 1841, would i have signed a declaration of war against japan. the wourld has changed, and the economic situation is different. >>> there's a lot that has been said about this pledge, and i will tell you when i go to the constituents that have re-elected me, it is not about that pledge. it really is about trying to solve problems. >> all right, dan. you got all these republicans who
a seventh day adventist? cnn.com religion editor dan gilgoff joins me. you see the clip and you see him sitting there next to a man, there is this other man on his right-hand side, this is christopher hudson. you've talked to him. who is he? >> right. i just hung up with christopher about an hour or two ago. he describes himself as an evangelist for the seventh day adventist, based in alabama. just last week he was put in touch with angus, the actor, flew out to california and spent some time filming him for the testimonials that have caught all this attention online. this guy, christopher, says that ever since the videos went up a couple of days ago, his phone has been ringing off the hook and so he feels like mission accomplished. the message about the church is getting out there. he also tells me that he just talked to angus yesterday, he's doing well and he's happy with how everything is going in terms of reaction so far. >> okay. so take me back, you mentioned the message of the church or this group, seventh day adventist. who are they and what is their message? >> they believe in
haunted by a horrifying past. cnn white house correspondent dan lothian traveled with the president on that trip, and he gives us a chilling look at history. >> reporter: the road to the killing fields on the outskirts of phnom penh is dusty and at times only partly paved. a 30-minute ride into this country's painful past when some 2 million people were killed under pol pot's brutal rule, a man some refer to as the hitler of cambodia. this is the truck stop where people were brought, some from prisons or elsewhere. sometimes it was hundreds by truck each day. some held out hope. others knew it was the end. this is where they came to die. they were all accused of crimes against the state. most were killed the night they arrived here. others were kept alive for a few more hours in small steel and wood structures that were once right here on this spot. this man, who begs for money and food every day along the fence surrounding the killing fields, says his brother was arrested, brought here, and murdered by the khmer rouge. it's sad, he says, while cnn can't verify his account, our tran
national election. dan lothian is at the white house right now where that man is about to meet the man who did win the election, the president, and this is of course, dan, not exactly how mitt romney was hoping to walk through the doors of the white house, is it? >> reporter: no, not at all. i mean, i think he would have loved to have had it be the other way around where he is the president inviting former president obama to come here. no, the two will be sitting down here at the white house tomorrow having a private lunch in the private dining room. there will be no press coverage but we hope that perhaps there will abphoto. remember back on election night the president talked about looking forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about ways to move the country forward. this after a very tough campaign where either during the debates or out there on the campaign trail each of the candidates have had very strong words about each other's vision for the country. the president was asked about when he would be meeting with mitt romney during his news conference following the electi
. dan simon tells us why sma smartphones and social media aren't just for kids. >> reporter: barbara is constantly using her phone. >> i keep it at my bedside. >> reporter: she represents a growing segment of smartphone add adapters. baby boomers but not explosive growth that you see with younger users. fewer than four in ten boomers have smartphones. that's only expected to inch up in the next few years. when it comes to social networks, silicone valley may need a different strategy. while barbara logs onto facebook and twitter, she does not post photos or reveal much information. >> i don't share a ton of stuff about my personal life because it doesn't occur to me to do that. >> reporter: it's not that boomers are shunning social networks, it's yet they have fully to embrace it. experts like esra palmer. >> sharing photos or check ng at restaurants, they're not going to be that excited about doing that. >> reporter: emarketer did a study on boomers. it found that 57% of them had viewed social networks. not bad. those that do are unlikely to use regularly. also privacy is a much big
and now the president and dan lothian from the white house, how is the president handling this? he's probably not doing as much laughing. >> reporter: what you saw today is the president bringing in americans. he says they will be impacted if the middle class tax cuts are not extending. they sent a message out there to republicans saying that they need to come on board and support this effort. republicans pushing back thinking that they don't think the upper income americans should see their taxes go up. what the president said to those who were here and those watching, put pressure on their lawmakers to support pushing out the bush era tax cuts for just middle class americans, not just through this effort but to text, to call, to send a fax, even twitter and the white house coming up with y2k referring to the amount of average middle class families would see their taxes go up by the white house says, $2200. so the pressure coming not only through social media but also the president inviting here to the white house yesterday we saw small business owners, today big ceos. on friday,
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, a long time power broker of the gop. dan lothian is at the white house. dan, what exactly would either side have to give up to strike a bipartisan deal? >> well, obviously, we don't have all the details, because this is part of these ongoing negotiations. but we do know that house speaker john boehner has talked about putting health care reform on the table. there are democrats who want to make sure that middle class americans, those families making up to $250,000 a year, t eir taxes won't go u wealthier americans will pay more. and then both republicans and democrats are talking about putting entitlement programs on the table, mostly republicans pushing this. but some democrats, as well. take a listen what senator dick durbin had to say about that over the weekend. >> social security does not add one penny to our debt. not a penny. it's a separate funded operation, and we can do things that i believe we should now, smaller things, play out over the long term that gives it solvency. medicare is another story. only 12 years of solvency lie ahead if we do nothing. so those who say don't
game with an eye toward offering same day delivery. but there is a trade-off. dan simon looks at what all this means for you and your local stores. >> reporter: online versus brick and mortar. the battle for your holiday dollars perhaps has never been so intense. for years, internet merchants like amazon had a key advantage in states like california. no sales tax. local bookstores already under pressure by the rapid rise of ebooks and large bookstore ch n chains feel flar lparticularly squeezed. >> if you can save 10%, why wouldn't you? >> reporter: amazon's tax advantage recently disappeared in california adding 7% to 10% to the cost of each order. it also began taxing this year in other states like pennsylvania and texas. online retailers collect tax only for states where they have a physical presence. now here in california, amazon is building two giant warehouses. including this one near los angeles. it is a million square feet, and for the old-fashioned retailers, it is another reason to worry. why? because amazon's goal is to get items to customers faster and to be able to offe
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